Saturday, December 03, 2016

2016 The Best Black and White Photographs.

It is that time of the year again! The best black and white photos of the past year (by me).

The concept is easy:
Just write in the comments which of the photos you like (refer to the name).
Vote for as many as you like and feel free to say what you think about them.

I have run this competition for the past seven years. Should you want to check out the previous editions:
2010
2009

This year, it was really hard to narrow it down to the final 20.
The original selection for colour was over 50 photos - from the huge volume of approximately 2,000 I have taken during the year, but sometimes you have to make hard decisions. If you have friends you want to share this with, just give them the link. There is a black & white photo section as well, and don't forget a random voter will be selected for a prize as well

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Stairs to the Light. Noto, Siciliy.

Sunkissed Steps. Taormina, Sicily.

Ethereal Path. Syracuse, Sicily.

Narrow Gauge. Santa Venera, Sicily.

Fish Boy. Syracuse, Italy.

Family Burst. Syracuse, Sicily.

Origin of Footprints. Modica, Sicily.

Out of the Box. Warsaw, Poland.

Wild Harvest. Sokółka, Poland.

The Power of Curves. Warsaw, Poland.

Sun Bike Gate. Brescia, Italy

Well Rounded. Brescia, Italy.

Simple Steps. Brescia, Italy.

Only Beauty. Brescia, Italy.

Patterned Felt. Monte Isola, Italy.

Piers and Police. Lake Iseo, Italy.

Hang Your Shadows Here. Gdansk, Poland.

Cracken Beams. Malbork, Poland.

Explosive window. Gdansk, Poland.

Model Gentleman. Sopot, Poland.

2016 The Best Colour Photographs.

It is that time of the year again! The best colour photos of the past year (by me).


The concept is easy: I have run this competition for the past seven years. Should you want to check out the previous editions:This year, it was really hard to narrow it down to the final 20.

Just write in the comments which of the photos you like (refer to name). 
Vote for as many as you like and feel free to say what you think about them.

2013 
2012 
2011 
2010 


The original selection for colour was over 50 photos - from the huge volume of approximately 2,000 I have taken during the year, but sometimes you have to make hard decisions. If you have friends you want to share this with, just give them the link. There is a black & white photo section as well, and don't forget a random voter will be selected for a prize as well.
Earthy Addition. Riposo, Sicily.

Old Doors Say So Much. Sant Alfio, Sicily.

The Ear. Syracuse, Sicily.

Harbouring Doubts. Syracuse, Sicily.

Modica Gold. Modica, Sicily.

Posters in Spring. Warsaw, Poland.

Wild Greens. Sokółka, Poland.

Dreamy Greeny Path. Sokółka, Poland.

A Fuzzy Friend. Warsaw, Poland.

Domestic Toms. Warsaw, Poland.

Brown Books, The Series. Brescia Public Library, Italy.

Simple Australian Windows. Brescia, Italy.

The Man and His Wood. Brescia Museum, Italy.

Early Morning Couple. Iseo, Italy.

Floating Piers and Dusk. Lake Iseo, Italy.

Death With a View. Valca Monica, Italy.

Giving Me Daggers. Malbork, Poland.

The Drugs Don't Work. Gdansk, Poland.

Baltic Bits. Sopot, Poland.

Holy Red Erection. Gdansk, Poland.

Friday, November 18, 2016

More Iseo Stuff

So, we wanted to go to the Monte Isola the largest lake island in south and central Europe. It sits in the middle of the lake, and only has a small population but is a really interesting place. The highest peak is 419m up and it is some tough going in 30C+ heat. We still thought it would be fun to climb it though.

Sun already blazing, even though it was early morning. Time to get on a ferry.

The lakes shoreline 

Sulzano from the water.

The trail to the peak

The view back across the lake as they dismantled the floating piers


The piers appear to be telling you the way to Taverna Bergamasca

Some unripe berries.


I do love a good meadow.
At the peak there is the Sanctuary of Madonna della Ceriola

A decent view down.

It stands from the 16th Century.

I think, and don't hold me to this, that these little tablets are recorded miracles attributed to Madonna.... I think....





out of the church.

We got to see them removing the underlay from the floating piers where they were on land.

It made some pretty cool patterns
Then we took the train home. Toot!


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